Mother furious after shots were fired into her home with kids inside

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- A mother is upset after her home was hit by bullets during a rash of shootings in Grand Rapids over the weekend.

"You just heard all of the shots, pop pop pop, so my son was like, 'Oh my God mom, it’s a gun,'" she said.

The woman, who did not want to be named, says had circumstances been different, she may have been visiting her kids in the hospital.

"Had my 6-year-old walked two steps closer to that window, that bullet would have hit my son. Had my 14-year-old been standing there in front of his window, by his TV twisting his hair the way he does on a daily basis, he would have been hit in the neck or in the head area," the woman told FOX 17.

While nobody in the home was hurt, that woman says her family is emotionally shaken up.

"I’m scared, I’m upset, I’m hurt because that could have been me, burying one of my sons or at the hospital sitting bedside by one of my sons at their house, in their room, being a victim to another senseless gun violent incident on Grand Rapids southeast side of town," she said.

Police responded to four shootings over the weekend, including two that ended up being fatal.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to call Grand Rapids police at 616-456-3400 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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6 comments

  • lml25

    There will be more shootings in all parts of GR.It will only get worse over the next few years. Why would it stop here and not St.Louis or Chicago?If someone found a way to end gang activity in big cities I ‘d say,yes,GR has a chance.But our minority population is increasing–coming in from bad areas of Benton Harbor,Flint,Detroit and Chicago. The local hierarchy of Bliss,Washington and the city commission are building more low income apartments–which will attract more criminals. The city will be like Ferguson Missouri one day–with riots, looting and stores burning, In the meantime,the occasional gunfire and murder will be normal until further notice.

  • Rj

    No it’s not a gun it’s punks who disregard human life and have grown up without direction and knowing what structure and right and wrong means. Little gang bangers who continue being let off with hand slaps by the judicial system.

  • Sillyoldme

    I give this young lady all of the credit in the world for going on television and speaking her mind.
    It’s too bad that all of the cowards and punks will continue to play with their firearms instead of acting like real men and turn those in who are doing the shooting.

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